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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
companies joining forces to battle the nsa. >>> president obama is on his way to south africa. he is heading the u.s. delegation honoring nelson mandela. the president leaving on air force one just a few hours ago. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest districts in th
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
aside to take on the nsa. they want to protect user privacy and are going to great lengths. bob redell is live near google headquarters and what have you learned? >> reporter: good morning to you. giants like google, linkedin, and six other big names in the valley are calling on the national security agency to change its ways. this sin response to the revelations by the edward snowden leaks that the nsa has been collecting user data from the companies, reportedly without the companies knowing or giving their permission. so what is seen as attempt to reassure customers that data is safe t eight are putting their names on an open letter to the president printed in major newspapers, calling for reform of the nsa. first off those are aol, apple, facebook, google, linksedin, microso microsoft, twitter, all here in the bay orare with major ties to the region. on a new website reform government surveillance.komt they established five principles to adopt in attempt to rein in. would like to stop the bulk collection of web data, like them to have more oversight and accountability, and when the
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
. the notion that u.s. companies by aning hurt i this nsa program is a great concern to the u.s. economy when you have politicians talking about how they want more of the economy to look at the big tech company. the tech companies think this is ability to grow businesses internationally. >> how do you think the white house will respond to this? is an open question. this white house has really been dragging their heels on concerns that people have raised about national security. trying to build out the infrastructure. whether businesses have more sway in the white house, traditionally has always been the case. we will see if these companies forget the industry. some of the biggest companies in the world are signing these. those companies, one would imagine, would have a lot of swipe. cory johnson, editor-at- large, thank you. i want to bring in michelle she focuses one cyber and government transparency issues like the foreign surveillance act. she joins us from washington, d.c. it a little ironic given that many of the technology companies have been cooperating? is this just political posturin
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
edward snowden leak shows the nsa infiltrated the world of online gaming to catch america's real life enemies. >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. if you're one of the thousands of stranded passengers watching us from an airport thanks to the nasty weather, well, go ahead, you have earned that third slice of sbarro pizza. a wintry mix of snow and ice is blanketing much of the country from the southwest to the northeast. in arkansas, one man described the falling sheets of ice as the apocalypse. in places like missouri and virginia, messy frozen roads have made commuting nightmarish, if not all together impossible. air travelers have not fared much better. more than 1500 flights were canceled today and with a fresh round of snow in the forecast poised to cause even more delays, some stranded passengers might be getting worried that they're on the verge of a lord of the flies-esque meltdown if they don't get home soon. cnn meteorologist chad myers has the latest on which parts of the country are getting socked with snow again but first, let's go l
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am EST
servers, undermining our ability to provide our users with more secrecy. what is talking about is the nsa program called muscular at the world learned about at the end of october. as we learned that as of january of this year basically the nsa was taking data from both google, yahoo! and their internal servers, millions of records and data as well as metadata. would like for one and into that program. talk to me about what we are talking about here. to data collection is not as it sounds. is. the concern >> the way it was working in the past that we all knew about, thanks to snowden, i guess, was that the u.s. government, the nsa would go to these tech companies and say we would like information about -- we would like access to e-mails and data s of yours heard there provider that end would be quite restricted about what they could disclose to the client or to the general public about what they were sharing with the government. that program was called prism. there were a lot of objections to the prism program. they got court last approval to go about this. what irked them is muscular and
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
next year, we will see action on it. said he is tobama get the nsa to impose self- restraint. let's take a listen. >> i will be proposing some tof-restraint on the nsa and initiate some reform to give people were confidence. i wanted everybody to be clear -- the people at the nsa generally are looking out for the safety of the american people and not interested in reading your e-mails and not interested in reading your text messages. >> president obama speaking on hardball. what kind of reforms do you imagine the president is talking about? >> the way he phrases it as self-restraint will not be enough. the nsa internally has privacy rules that it violates on a regular basis. it cannot be trusted to police itself. that is not how our democracy works. the most important thing and that we hold the white house and congress will endorse is changing the statutes and rules that they cannot collect information on everyday americans not suspected of doing anything wrong. this what -- if you would say. how would the government and nsa protect us if everything is transparent? them toy is cal
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
surveillance program. among the companies asking the government to muzzle the n.s.a. programs including google and cupertino's apple, facebook, yahoo and twitter in san francisco. they are publishing open letters in several numbers today. documents leaked by nasa edward snowden revealed millions of documents were gathered without the owners' knowledge. >> other leaked documents include the n.s.a. of spying on online gamers. this shows a game united states and british intelligence officers watched. according to media outlets the spy aims are accused of sending undercover agents to virtual universes to look for potential informants. >> what is the n.s.a. secret surveillance program and twerking and the vatican have in common? >> finalists for "person of the career," for time. that includes the pope, and snow know and miley cyrus whose performance was one of the most talk about moments at the music awards for video. last year they selected president obama as "person of the year." what do you think of the nominees? we posted the question on facebook this morning and it sparked a lost comment. >> n
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
for it not to remove a contract with its ceo mike jeffries. is -- remove -- renewed the contract anyway. >> backoff nsa is the message from eight companies including apple, facebook, and google. they sent an open level to white house calling for limits on surveillance there is this comes from documents leaked by edward snowden showed they could get access using information by tapping into optic cables. the firms are rivals but they spoke in one voice saying -- panel if the rhetoric will result in greater privacy. director of activism at the electronic frontier foundation. alan butler, and our bloomberg west editor at large john -- cory erlichman. cori, it is interesting we have tech companies coming together, issuing a statement, saying, enough is enough. >> for all their concern about the privacy of individuals, do not think at its core values, facebook thanks -- things they share information. this is a business decision. for the companies trying to do business in a global environment, the nsa's practices, not just the ones , the prisonout program, which google and apple succumb to, the ones they do n
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:35am EST
,000 documents through a data sharing scheme through gtsq and nsa. if the amount of oversight, the budget for oversight is even now is 1.3 million pounds, supposedly a secret, incidentally, which is, i think, about a third of the amount that he spends on car parts. >> the prime minister in the chamber said that he wants to reach agreement or words to that effect with the guard -- guardian. if the guardian is not willing to see the point of view from the authorities, then actions may be taken. can i ask you this question, how far do you feel -- sorry? >> final question. >> yes. how far do you feel that there is a threat to the newspaper if you continue to publish revelations from snowden? is he under pressure? >> things have happened in this country that would be inconceivable in europe and parts of europe and in america. they include piracy. they include a senior official going to see an editor to say there's been enough debate now. they include asking for the destruction of our disks. they include and he's calling for the police to prosecute. so there are things that are inconceivable i
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
of silicon valley's big tech companies taking on the nsa. they want congress and the opportunity protect their users' privacy and are going to great lengths to get it done. bob redell is live near google headquarters. what you have learned? >> reporter: good morning. tech companies like google, linkedin down the street from google headquarters in mountain view and six other big names are calling on the government to reform the way the national security agency does business. this is in response to revelations that this past summer that the nsa collected data from the companies, reported by without the companies knowing or giving permission. in what is seen as an attempt to reassure customers that data is safe the eight companies put their name on an open let tear the president printed in major newspapers calling for reform of the nsa. those are aol, apple, facebook, google, linkedin, microsoft, twitter and yahoo! action all companies either head quart erd here in the bay area or major ties to our region. in a new web side, reform government surveillance.com, the companies established five
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm EST
in parliament about he loss of 58,000 documents through a data sharing scheme through gtsq and nsa. the amount of oversight, the nowet for oversight is even is 1.3 million pounds, supposedly a secret, think,tally, which is, i that a third of the amount he spends on car parts. the e prime minister in chamber said that he wants to to thatreement or words ffect with the guard -- guardian. if the guardian is not willing to see the point of view from authorities, then actions may be taken. can i ask you this question, how you feel -- sorry? >> final question. >> yes. how far do you feel that there to the newspaper if ou continue to publish revelations from snowden? is he under pressure? things have happened in this country that would be inconceivable in europe and america.europe and in they include piracy. they include a senior official editor to say there's been enough debate now. hey include asking for the destruction of our disks. they include and he's calling prosecute.ice to so there are things that are with --vable in america under the first -- >> are you under pressure yourself. do you feel
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
the interactions between tech companies and the nsa. evan perez joins us now from washington. yeah, it's interesting move by these tech companies. they've taken a hit in some overseas markets like china. how can companies that have staked their reputations on the ability to safeguard people's information start to assure customers overseas their information is secure if the nsa can poke in the backdoor? >> that's what's worrying executives of some of the biggest tech companies in if the united states. facebook, apple, twitter, google and move the are all asking the government to help pull back some of the nsa surveillance programs. the challenge for these companies, they are required by law to help the nsa do surveillance. what edward snowden exposed over the last few months is several programs that allow the nsa to access vast amounts of private information. the nsa says it is to prevent terrorism. but often that data is being collected on people who don't have any connection to terrorism. and that's the reason why you see these companies asking the government to change the law so the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
, newark, new jersey. >> for a while now the world has been eyeing the nsa, twitter, facebook, google, microsoft just to name a few. in an open letter posted online it calls for tighter security on collection of personal data, it also promotes individual privacy. the latest group of, reportedly spied on gamers to counterterrorism. >> the nsa document shows the concern that the nsa has that terrorists could communicate, transfer funds, via this these types of games. this one is second life frequent and here you can build a character you can communicate with others, chat, you can guy things online, you can can buy land, you can buy using what's called lyndon dollars and those can be converted to regular u.s. dollars. another popular game is called world of war craft. some 7 million paid subscribers per month use this game. in this game you have some characters, you go around and fight against monsters and these are games where people can make friends online very easily, communicate very easily. i spoke with justin elliot from pro-publica, one of the agencies that broke these stories, an
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am PST
of hardball playing such softball? >> glenn greenwald who published those secret nsa documents under fire who say he's profiteering from snowden's leaks. >> and cbs swoons over an idea that amazon some day may deliver your packages with drones. was that segment and infomercial for jeff bezos? i'm howard kurtz anthis is "mediabuzz." >>> it was a mystery surrounding martin bashir after those vial comments how sarah palin deserves an old slave punishment as a toilet. >> when she invokes slavery she confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from thomas thirstlewood then she would be the outstanding candidate. >> why did msnbc do nothing for nearly three weeks. but after meeting this week with the president, the british journalist said he's leaving the network. quote it is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues at this special network will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments. i deeply regret what was said and will endeavor network hard at making constructive comments. sarah palin praised the mainstream
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
where we cannot trust any of those different systems, whether the nsa or other intelligence services we put together. so they all have to be dismantled and start over. >> some people think he did a service by exposing a really aggressive nsa surveillance which could filter in on american citizens, not just foreigners. >> true, that's one -- i don't subscribe to that. i don't think it's a service because i think that had he really felt passionate about it, really felt like he was making change, he might have actually gone -- come back and said okay, i'll go on trial, let me have my say because i'm right. instead he ran and hid and who knows what else he's selling out to the russians right now. >> that's a serious suspicion that you have, charge that you have, that the russians, the russian government of vladimir putin, was actually running him as an agent when he committed these whatever he did. stealing all this information. >> exactly. a suspicion, but i would not be surprised if that's where it started. they're that good. >> how tense would you say the espionage relationship between t
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
behavior during his time in office. jon: some silicon valley giants say the nsa went to far greater lengths to collect data on americans than they first thought. what some of the biggest names in technology like google and facebook are trying to do bit. >>> a major storm causing chaos on the roads and creating a nightmare for air travelers as well. meteorologist maria molina will have your forecast next. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah jon: coverage you'll only see here on "happening now" a storm that's dumped plenty of snow across parts of the midwest now setting sights on the northeast. your full forecast only moments away. jury selection begins today in the newlywed murder trial in montana. woman accused of pushing her husband off a cliff. she says it was an accident. and we'll look at a new request from the nation's top tech companies. they're teaming up to urge the n.s.a. to reign in the spying on america. >> plus continuing to monitor some dangerous weather across this country. snow and ice causing a 30 car pileup on a wisconsin highway on sunday. the slick conditi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
.com >> for months the world last been eyeing the nsa and tech jientsdz are fighting -- giants are fighting back against government snooping, twitter, facebook and microsoft, google just to name a few. collection of personal data it also promotes individual privacy. we should tell you the latest group at the center of government spying is the online community of gamers, documents leaked by nsa whistle blower edward snowden show british and u.s. intelligence reportedly spied on gamers to counter-terrorism. >> tony, the concern that the agency had that terrorists could communicate, transfer funds or plan attacks via these types of games. and we are talking about very popular ones out there. this is second life. let me show you, let's see if we can get a full screen of this one. you can basically set up after avatars, i went into this one, which is some sort of medieval place. and then you can walk around, you can look at other characteristics that may be in the same world as you are. you can also buy things using their currency which is the lyndon dollar. and then that currency can be convertto u.
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
, they should rebrand red suits for all these nsa guys. :: >> think that was santa? it was an nsa guy dressed as santa. now the judge is furious. wants to give them all a lump of legal coal. >> they deserve an indictment because it's a violation of state law, and federal law and a violation of the constitution. local police, seeing what the nsa is getting away with by capturing every text and e-mail and phone call and recording it and copying is, are now beginning to do the same thing. the have for $400,000 -- i'm going to tell you at the end of this segment where it came from -- bought a device that look like a cell tower and attracts cell phone calls to it. they set up that device wherever they want, and every cell phone call within whatever the distance is, 100 yards, quarter mile, half mile, is routed in there, and they record those cell phone conversations. >> the actual conversation. >> the actual conversation. they don't have a search warrant. they're doing this on their own in case we need to know who is making the phone calls. in case one of them is a bad guy. guess what. the fourth
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
. unfortunately the nsa, as much as we hate it and it leaves a to taste, they have a job do. when you take a look at multimedia, like facebook, twitter, so on and so forth, you have people constantly pushing one side or the other and if they are following these little groups online and nobody knows who these groups are. now that facebook is a public , who is spending the money to antagonize people to take extreme size of -- extreme --es of republican, democrat if you take a look at what is out there, it is extremely hateful, extremely pointed, and a violent tone. why are people having such a the time understanding that government has a job to protect its people? if you are going to put something stupid out there you are responsible for your actions. host: will any of these surveillance disclosures changed the way you use social media like facebook? caller: no. the bottom line is if i am going to say something stupid -- i am a teacher, if a child says something stupid in the classroom i have to address the issue. if i have done something that , i watch whatline i say, what i post, how i posted. an
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
is in on the nsa spying game what's more it's accused of taking to the kremlin's keel to swedish tv reported fresh leeks made it snowed and its telco with that intelligence from russia's leadership and also from some energy giants to the united states as the chief editor of the news program that broke the story told a senate that fine. we haven't revealed that nafta but it was relationship that between the swedish defence review authority sra. and that their american counterparts. nsa. and according to documents. that if they have spied on spying on to the russian leadership and they are passing these information on. two nd essay there we got access to the stalk a mess thanks to anna in the snow done so far and we had gone to heaven there the tears more than that the documents are mentioning them. the faculty involved and unique the chileans faculty above classic. it really ends. and i also mentioning cables the spokesman of all if ray didn't give any comments but then edwin hacks asked about that being an unseen as the leading pop that's the way that david and spend it in in the stock a mess if r
PBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
reported that the nsa surveillance and all was being grilled by uk parliamentary committee. in the i'm not too much mocked the time and take things for joining me. tens of thousands of anti government protesters gathered on sunday in central kiev forty massive rally the opposition says it's a decisive moment for the country's future is called supporters to stage more contests early in the morning and lots more office as paul scott is following developments in kiev. this is the ambiguity i did the exact biggest heavyweight boxing go well and good vitali klitschko taking to the stage behind me watching the protests on the protest is to remain peaceful or symbols haney a slate of giving the government and holds the rights of up to say despite its high schools but we controlled the saving the lost men. our induction into the clouds that buckled down stocks to monument so that didn't cost much to do with it so late august elsewhere today there are a number of t bone steak outlined by the opposition as taught so that both relate to these include the words essay should be released any prote
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
, are worried about a possible erosion of trust among its users after these nsa disclosures became public and edward snowden became a household name. they have called on the government and the president to show some leadership and provide restraint when it comes to surveillance and written this open letter. it reads in part "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual." wolf, this united and extraordinary show of support among these technology companies really shows that they are deeply concerned about users' privacy and about information continuing exposes. information that may include e-mails or text messages or contacts or the web sites that people serve. that is why they've written this letter. >> in part, it could affect their bottom line, as well. that could be a motivating factor, right? >> no question about it. if people are fearful of using these services, that could affect people going to these sites and that will cost these companies money. now, the official line from the u.s. intelligence authorities is that
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
reforms on the nsa surveillance program. names include cap -- apple, google -- all of the silicon valley companies. they highlight the need to reform practices. after president obama told msnbc that he plans to propose curbs on the nsa to guard against snooping. >> facebook says to mind my business. >> what is the story here? >> there is tension between what the government is trying to get and forcing them to unveil or reveal some of what they have been doing. they are trying to hold back on releasing too much information. >> do they have my e-mails? >> i think that they do. >> madeleine albright says that they have been -- this has been going on for years. the french were listening to phone calls. this is not new. edward snowden has put this out there and everyone is panicked. >> they may think that there e- mails to eharmony --? >> sadly, they are not that interesting. page out is taking a of bill ackman's playbook. they have accused herbalife of being a pyramid's create -- scheme. they are approaching investors. they are projecting that they pulled their money from ackman's firm. the
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
, the nsa, probably both of those of things tonight. >> when you talk about being pushed away by the two parties, is that because in your estimation, people on the extremes of both parties -- not one or the other but people on thestripes of the two of them -- have taken the two parties to a place where most people aren't? >> yeah. and the people on the extremes of both parties are spending way too much money, and that means when you're having your tax money taken from you and spent you have less control over your own life. >> for me it's that the extremes are talking to much. i wouldn't want to hear from them so much. i'm not talking about moderate and the way you conduct your lives. i'm talking about the crazy people on the end. they're often the squeaky wheel. >> it's deafening. >> you're going to keep us away from crazy. >> we're going to cut through the chuter and have a nice dialogue because we're not into shouty. >> guess what the name of the program is, the independents. the emerging class that will help change this nation or not. >> the majority of americans consider themselves t
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> lying to a senate could be severeus. the truth about lying to the nsa. >> not even the intelligence chief james lapper should get a pass for misleading congress. >> i think a little bit of a lie is like being a little bit pregnant. a lie is a lie, and the only way congress can do its over sight properly is with truthful testimony and that is why the law is on the books that says if you lie to congress you've committed a crime. >> as the author of the patriot act which lays out the framework for post 9/11 intelligence and surveillance, brenner's call to prosecute clapper has added weight. the liberties group calls this patently false. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect but not willingly. >> less than three months after his testimony, these documents, including a court order leaked by ed ward snowden showed the collection of american phone records, the meta data, was not accidental, but rather a fundamental nsa stra
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
to find out what it mccooey.h bob my mystery guest could be considered the nsa of fine dining. ♪ ofwe have a very large base consumers who buy our product every day. this is house in a former children's cinema. begin trading, it was ranked the top performer in the world. they hope it will continue when new laws come into effect allowing dual listings. is to open updea the idea for foreign capital. >> one is oscar mendoza. was one of the hot spots for economic development. he has open a mexican restaurant in the heart . >> i want to bring in nasdaq senior vice president bob on the who joins is telephone and video from dallas, texas. thank you very much for making it through the snow and bad weather to make it to the studio. much appreciated. you have something to celebrate. how did you manage to get american airline group on the nasdaq? what we did was use the opportunity of these two companies coming together to and to speak to them about the opportunity of becoming part of the nasdaq family. we think we have a very strong proposition. we spoke to them about what we have been doing to enha
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
, silicon valley's top tech companies teaming up today to take on the nsa. >> yeah, good morning. when we first learned some weeks ago the nsa had been tapping the fiber of optic cables belonging to google and yahoo! some of those companies expressed their anger in ways i can't really repeat on tv. this morning the companies are expressing their anger with full-page ads in "the washington post" and "the new york times." the coalition of twitter, facebook, apple, microsoft, linkedin, aol and yahoo! and google demanding legal reforms to control american spying on americans as well as putting the government on notice that those companies will encrypt their data to keep it out of government hands. the other big story this morning is the markets. you're looking at the open of the nasdaq as american airlines celebrates its merger with u.s. air. it is absolutely official, making the largest airline in america. the market's doing very well. in fact, right off the opening bell, the nasdaq hit a 13-year high. back to you. >> all those earnings, perhaps you could buy a new house. >>> how much would
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
the biggest names in the tech world and yahoo! google and facebook and others are taking aim at how the nsa does business, demanding that the spy agency change its ways. alison kosik in new york with an update on this. >> these are a who's who of wall street, tech giants apple, google, facebook, microsoft, linkedin, twitter and aol banning together and put a letter to president obama and congress and looking to change the way that the government snoops on us while we're online and more specificcally trying to limit the information and collection of information on us. the tech leaders are worried if people won't use their technology because they don't trust it, that will hurt them in the long run. president obama said the nsa does not listen in on phone calls but outside the borders the president says the nsa is more aggressive. the idea of big brother keeping track of our activity online just not sitting well with these companies. john? >> so alison, here is the thing. i feel like facebook and google know more about me than my wife does. isn't it a little bit hypocritical for some of the co
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
we had the smiley face emoticon under the nsa slide that indicated exactly how the nsa is collecting data from google and yahoo! where their internal servers meet the public internet and how they are taking tens of millions of records every day. he is saying all of these companies -- this whole soul and gathering of metadata and records has to come to an end. >> this whole cell is not the only way the nsa collect data. >> that is where it all began with the snowden leaking the documents about the prism program. i run it is the u.s. as i write is theu.s. -- ironic u.s. have access and they can go to the companies and say, i want francine lacqua's data and get it. what the companies want is when that happened, we want to disclose to our users, more information about the fact it was requested of us. and they are quite a limited right now about what they can andand how many data report how many requests. they want an end to the whole cell taking of data -- wholes ale taking of data. >> ryan, thank you so much on the technology letter. fiat investing. more on its investment to what it mea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:30am EST
to battle the nsa. >>> president obama is on his way to south afr
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to congress earlier this year. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all for hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. heather: the lawmaker calling for prosecution. we have john sensenbrenner with us joining us live. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. heather: clapper has apologized that he did it for the good of the country. is that good enough for you? >> it is definitely not good enough for me. it is a crime to lie to congress and he admitted that he did this and i think that a little bit of a lie as being like a little bit pregnant. a lie is a lie. and the only way that congress can do this properly is with truthful testimony. so that's what's on the books saying that if you lie to congress, and you are one of the original folks putting that together. they use it when they are filing these request to conduct surveillance. what you think about that? >> that was not the original intent of the patriot act. but the original intent was to the government and the justice department would target a non-u.s. person is part of a investigati
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:35pm EST
this week. he defended his newspaper's decision to publish surveillance piles clicked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> can i call the committee to order? i welcome our witness to today's session, alan rusbridger, the editor of "the guardian." mr. rusbridger, you are giving evidence as part of the committee's inquiry into counterterrorism. thank you very much for coming here this afternoon. can i refer all those present to the register of members? can i ask other members to declare any special interests? >> thank you, chair. i have written to the guardian on this issue. >> thank you. i should say that we are all "guardian" readers, some more avidly than others. we will declare our interests. i did read it this morning. facts,bridger, just some and members of the committee will come and question you on a number of issues. a reference was made to some newspapers you have been to come year against her wishes. you are here as part of an inquiry. you don't feral -- feel under any compulsion, were you? >> i wasn't aware it was optional, but i'm gl
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
are incompetent buffoons. it is a attack that could have some resonance. obama had problems with the nsa, spying, leaks, the problem of the health-care website that does not work, he looks like the government is having difficulty operating. in -- and now he says the democratic senators are wrong on governing. that is intriguing to me. i'm a government junkie, so maybe it is less intriguing to other people. host: let me share this. president obama is making a big comeback if only he could get the news out to millions of homeless. guest: every time we have a conversation about on employment numbers, it is the same. it is a question of whether you are in power or out of power. out of power, unemployment goes up, proving america is in trouble. if you're out of power, unemployment going down also proves there is trouble because people have gotten frustrated. both of those facts are true. it is also true, if the economy continues to improve, particularly if the improvement picks up over time, the democrats will have a much more comfortable ground to run on because you begin to have a situation where w
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
learned this week another revelation from edward snowden, that the nsa collects records on cell phones. four billion cell phone records outside the country every day and they can track where those cell phones are so they can track where people are. how severely would you like to restrict the surveillance by the national security agency? >> i would like to apply the fourth amendment to third party records. so when i have a contract with a phone company, i think those are still my records and you can lo at them if you're from the government if you ask a judge. a warrant applies to one person. not to everyone in america. it's absolutely agains the spirit and the letter of the fourth amendment to say th a jue can write one warrant and you can get every phone call in america and that's what's happening. i think it's wrong. it goes against everything america stands for and i will help to fight that all the way to the support. we need to get the supreme court to re-examine our records. >> so, you would ban if you could, all mass data mining. >> i'm for going after terrorists with every tool w
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
this technique in very extreme circumstances. gretchen? >> yeah. but we also heard that about the nsa, remember? and all our cell phone calls? i asked this as my facebook question of the day today. we tweeted about it as well. i had a lot of people telling me on my phone, hey, don't put tape over that little camera because it can destroy it. so a lot of people suggested this, trace. i don't know if you can see me. a band-aid. i don't know if you've heard of that or not. >> a band-aid or i can go you one better. a post-it note. the guy you just heard from said put a post-it note up on the top of the camera. that way the sticky material you might get from the band-aid or tape gets on the camera. just put the post-it note on top. there it goes. >> you pick yours up and put yours on yours. i'm going to put this band aid on this computer right now. okay? there we go. all right. now we're protected,uddy. >> you can still see you on big camera, though, gretchen. >> i forgot. trace, see you in a little bit. >>> in the meantime, they protect our families with little or no pay. now some american heroes,
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
the nsa to be more accountable and want oversight, they're worried na if people don't trust these sites that they're going to, they're not going to want to visit google or facebook. this all, of course, came out of nsa contractor edward snowden, him leaking nsa documents, of course, these companies are taking the opportunity saying when the government came to us, we did push back little bit. all of this not sitting well with these companies. >> the fact is they've worked with the nsa. they've had their own controversies regarding privacy. >> you said it. think about google andrea hoo, they're the runs that collect your information. they want to get it for ad dollars. then you got the proof that these companies do, google agreeing last month, settling a $17 million lawsuit. it placed cookies on computers using apple's safari web browser, this happened over a two-year period. google was able to circumvent privacy settings without users knowing or consenting. facebook is a huge offender that every time, did you know every time you vis eight sight that is liked on face boorks you don't have
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
. >> but what we are talking about only way the n.s.a. is collecting data. page fectively what larry is talking about is the n.s. afpa. muscular that the world learned about in october here they gained access and kind of joked about it leaked by andden to the goggle server yahoo servers sort of pointing where the server systems meet the public internet. ironic part is there was a program already we knew called rism and have known about for some time thanks to snowden already hadvernment front-door access to the likes yahoo and facebook and could request those companies, could ask them to give them specific information about user specific files and the blessing of the courts. in addition to wanting them, companies, wanting the government to curtail wholesale of data, when the government comes to them through the front door and says give us the court's blessing they would like to to lose more information consumers about that. they are very limited when the government says give us the data. give it or don't give it but whether they do or not they then say something. but they can't say a lot. so th
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
've heard about the nsa spying on americans, but tonight we're learning how the federal government is not the only one spying on your cell phone. local police across the country are doing it, also, even when you're not a suspect. wusa9 investigative reporter russ ptacek worked with usa today and other reporters from our parent company gannett and here's what they found. >> reporter: when you text or talk, even when it's in your purse or pocket, your cell phone is repeated by sending its serial number to nearby cell phone towers. the info gives police your trail without your knowledge. >> this entire phenomenon is shrouded in secrecy. >> reporter: an investigation by wusa9, usa today and our sister gannett tv station reveals the feds and at least 25 local police agencies use a method called tower dumps. sometimes without a warrant cops look for a criminal getting phone companies to dutch thousands of records from towers -- dump thousands of records from towers near crime scenes. >> the vast majority of people are innocent of any crime and will never be told their information was r
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:55am EST
might be interested in what you're doing. and they are not all called nsa. [laughter] but at any rate, i was accepted, to my surprise. and i went to cambridge, and i remember that there were a lot of people in the law school, and it was very confusing. i escaped from that madness. it was sort of like the scene that you see in "the stranger" in camus. having this weird experience out there. that is what happened to me at harvard. i became like breathless, oh, my goodness, a panic attack. i got back to holy cross and said, there is no way i can go there. it is big and all these people are walking around dressed up like they were going into the corporate world. back then, we were anti- corporations. i decided to go to penn, actually. i had not been accepted at yale. i was going to go to penn law school. yale had sent me, you knew you were accepted if they sent a big packet of materials. yale sent me the thinnest of letters. we are not into the catalog thing. we are yale. [laughter] not only that, they sent it to my grandparents in savannah, georgia, who never opened my mail because they cou
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
towels to block the pieces. gerri: good minister. we will talk with the nsa command we're going to talk about all sorts of secret things happening in places like st. louis where they are stealing meals from homeless people. gerri: you going to have to watch that. a pleasure to talk to you. and be sure to tune in to the fox business network tonight for the premiere of the independents at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. me at 6:00, 9:00 p.m. for kennedy. you get is? the new year is bringing all the estimates, once again the national association for business economics is predicting accelerating growth in the next year. should we take this prediction with a grain of salt? with more on this to my fox business peter barnes. >> reporter: may be updating its survey on its numbers for the 2014 economy, and they see gdp growing about 3% next year from about 2% this year. the unemployment rate averaging about 7% for the full year. that is where it is now. they foresee if non-farm payrolls rising at a bit faster pace to 200,000 jobs per month. they also see the s&p 500 next december 301st at the end of 201
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
voters started with the nsa scandal. you're being asked to go on a website and you have no security and everyone in the world is hacking. no wonder, they would be out of their minds to do this. pay the fine. >> can we just roll the one other from the president's youth summit. he fried it this way. >> i do remember what it's like being 27 or 28. and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that's what most people think. until they have something to worry about. >> i don't -- i this that's called pandering. >> it reminds me of the awkwardness of richard nixon trying to talk to a crowd. >> but this is his base. >> but it is not working. >> if the media wasn't rolling over with their paws up in the air and actually -- >> we are asking tough questions. >> mainstream. >> i'm talking about mainstream what's basic job in life -- >> that's quite a visual, on their back with their paws up. >> they're lap dogs and rubbing their stomachs. if they were covering him the way he ought to be covered and the w
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
the government has collected information from millions of people often without their knowledge. the n.s.a. has called everything it is doing "perfectly legal." >> america's love affair with diet soda is fizzing out. sales have drop percent the last year because of health-related. internet stories are amplifying concerns about the sweetners which the fa says are "safe," but studies have raised concerns including links to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. >> a big honor for san francisco guitarist carlos santana one of five to receive honors last night. the 66-year-old is one of only a few latinos to receive the top arts award and began playing guitar after hearing blues and rock-n-roll and "supernatural," won nine gramlys in 1999. others honored was we billy joel and herbie hancock, jazz artist. >> mike? >> a couple more days of freezing and then it shifts inland. good morning, everyone, coming up on 6:16 with croix air and lack of clouds that keeps us milder than what we are dealing with this morning. we will start in the north bay for some of the coldest temperatures, santa rosa and petalu
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
to congress when he said this on march 12. listen. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on million attention or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> we know that's a lie, too. don't we? >> well, i don't know the details of what he's talking about. i haven't been in the loop on classified information since january of 09. i've been a big supporter of the nsa program. i think it's unfortunate that it got caught up in the irs scandal, which was a scandal. but nsa over the years has donnieman duty for us. i know the senator, i've got a lot of respect for him. i also met jim clapper when he was the air force intelligence officer in korea 25 years ago. so i don't know the details and i'm reluctant to judge it unless i know. >> on a separate note, do you feel like we're in retreat everywhere? you got china, the deal we're cutting in iran. we talked about the ukraine in the green room. what is the over-- what's the main difference in tenor from the administration left and the one now? >> i don't think that barak obama believes in the u.s. as an
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
of the u.k. guardian newspaper talking about british security and nsa surveillance. bulletsweek on "q&a," are prize-winning journalist david finkel discusses his latest book, titled, "thank you for your service." >> david finkel, at what point did you decide to call this book "thank you for your service"? the gamepened late in after i turned in the manuscript and we were searching for a title. i had another one in mind, which was "the suicide room." when i mention that to the publisher, she said, that is just a traffic title. are you trying to put us out of business? i said, i would read that book. she said, that is really not the right title for this book. we sat and batted it around. there is something about this phrase. i was worried it would come across as judgmental in some way or people would see it as almost bitterly ironic and that was not the intention. it is a much simpler meaning, which comes down to, this is what i got comfortable with finally, if you read the book and get to know the people inside the book, you will have a better sense. if you say this ubiquitous yo
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 1:50am EST
the relationship between nsa and gchq. so i think the question for the head of mi-5 is the one that mr. halpert raised which is what is the forum in which this can be meaningfully overseen with people who have understanding of technology, adequately resourced, and understand the broader questions and broader public interests of civil society which are engaged by these questions. >> you're quite satisfied those who protect your country by gathering information and dealing with terrorist organizations like al qaeda, al shebab and other organizations have not been undermined by what you have done and those who sleep safely in our beds tonight could not be undermined at all by the guardian. >> the biggest threat is when you work a situation where there are people inside the organizations who are so troubled by what they see and are troubled by the relationship between the legality of what's going on and what engineers can now do. what president obama now said what they can do as opposed to what they should do. as long as they have people amongst these hundreds of thousands of people who are so trou
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
transparent about nsa internet spying laws. >>> no remorse from bernie madoff who tells the "wall street journal" that his decades-long ponzi scheme wasn't really his fault. he calls his investors sophisticated people who should have known better. madoff is serving 150 years at a federal prison in north carolina, a place he calls very laid back, sort of like a camp. >>> it's no longer a race to the south pole for prince harry because he was part of a 200-mile race to raise money for wounded vets, but brutal weather, harsh winds and bone-chilling temperatures forced organizers to suspend the competition aspect of it, but they're still on their way working together to reach the south pole by december 16th. >>> i know i can win again. that's lindsey vonn after finishing fifth in the world cup super g yesterday. vonn is fast tracking her training for sochi after reinjuring her knee about three weeks ago. vonn says she'll compete in one or two more world cups before the winter games. >>> just moments ago, american airlines and u.s. airways formally merged, becoming the world's largest airline
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
. for the record we have asked the national security agency for an interview. we hope to hear from nsa officials at a later time. now, to the central african republic where french troops have begun disarming rival muslim and christian groups. alex thomson of independent television news was with french forces earlier today in the country's capital bangui. he filed this report. >> reporter: now it's for real on the streets of the capital. disarming the seleka militias, the number one objective says the french military commander. from dawn they set about it. on the ground, on the ground. one pistol and some cartridges off the streets. but these men were eventually allowed to go free. it is the law of diminishing returns. the word soon gets around amongst the militia that the french are here and they avoid the area. what they're basically doing is letting the small fry go but anybody they consider important will be arrested. and so far there've been scores of those this morning. elsewhere, emboldened by the french being here christian mobs now out on the streets, looting anything they can from musli
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am EST
the nsa surveillance, what's happening as far as tapping data at the source. i mean the methods that have been used to get this information, they're unhappy about it, looking for change. >> the defense, though, during the beginning of the nsa surveillance leak back in june, we started hearing the beginning of this, you could actually thwart certain attacks by connecting some people and their communications and the best defense i heard you can't find a needle in a haystack without a haystack but what can you find when looking at someone's gaming you're trying to connect a bunch of different data points you, might find something interesting. if you're able to connect this gamer who is having a conversation with that gamer, maybe what they're talking about isn't the game because these games have communications capables. a lot of time people have been using back channels like that talking about something they don't want eavesdropped upon. the broader issue for business, american companies are concerned that the world won't trust them and they're looking for growth in emerging markets. when an
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
against the n.s.a. facebook, google, twitter,al pell and microsoft want to limit the government from collecting their user's information and want more oversight of the n.s.a. >> the opposition still holds two big prizes in the oil city of maracebo and the capitol of caracas. we have more details. >> 18 different elections in 14 years, and the new call to go out and vote again, just eight months after electing a new president, 300 new mayors were elected, and over 2500 council members. >> this is the evidence that i'm contributing with a grain of sand to change my country. if you don't vote, you can't complain. >> it has one of the highest inflation rates in the world at 54%. venezuela rampant crime puts the capital as the third most view len in the region and food shortages have increased. she hopes her vote will help the government. >> i love this country and respect it. i want to see it free, a country like many others. >> polls taken before the vote predict over 50% of venezuelans will remain loyal to the government. >> this is the most populace neighborhood. many tell us they wil
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
. [laughter] so to our friends at the nsa, we say hello. we think you're doing a great job las. [laughter] senators are famous for speaking at great length. i want to do today but let me say i have a great deal of admiration for state legislators. i developed that in my own right when i became governor. by the way, is the sender long still? path, raise your hand. senator miller is here from a indiana and senator long was a. i guess it just about. but in any event, one of our regrets i was elected at the ripe old age of 32. my birthday is in september so i have matured by the time it took office i was 33. i regretted not served in the state legislature. i served as secretary of state and i've been involved politically but i hadn't had a chance to get to know the members of the senate and house the way that i would like to come and that it did over the next eight years. i realized pretty quickly, jon, i'll be the same when utah, we have a saying in indiana that governors propose. state legislatures disposes. so i realize we needed to try to find common ground, and i had a challenge right aw
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